Adult Education Classes at Stone Hill
Jesus the Sign of God: Have you ever wondered about the continuity between the Old and New Testaments and how that relates to our picture of who God is? Join us for a study of how the biblical writers understood Jesus as representing and identifying himself with the God of Israel. Combining the analytical resources of modern exegetical scholarship and semiotics (i.e., the study of sign-processes), we'll explore the surprising complexity and depth that the biblical witness offers us in connecting the life, actions, and sayings of Jesus with the Lord of creation. This class will not meet on Sunday, August 27th. The class will conclude on September 3rd at 9:30 a.m. in the Adult Ed room.
Theology Class: The Christian faith is unique largely because of what Christian people believe—that is, Christ Jesus came in the world to save sinners. Our beliefs as Christians define our intellectual and practical approaches to God, to others, and to ourselves. This class will be an intentional biblical, systematic, and historical consideration of some of the major doctrines of the Christian faith, as expressed in the church’s Ten Core Beliefs.
The class will be taught by John Wilsey. John is the Associate Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is spending the year with his wife Mandy and two daughters as the William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life with the James Madison Program at Princeton. This class will begin on September 10th at 9:30 a.m in the Library.
1 Corinthians: Patrick Haley and Ray Carr will lead this class, which will meet September 10th through December 17th at 9:30 a.m. in the Adult Ed room. This class will be a Gospel-centered exploration of how Paul offers a pastoral response to the troubled Corinthian church: by stressing unity and mutual encouragement in light of the Cross. Considering similar problems confronting the global Church today, we will seek to draw out applications that connect with the 30 Core Commitments of a Stone Hill Disciple (http://stonehillprinceton.org/welcome/be-disciple).
A third class on "Commitment to one another" will begin at 8:30 a.m., on September 17th.
Children's Sunday School meets during the 9:30am service. Children attending the 11am service are welcome to stay with their parents in the service until the offering at which time they leave to attend Childrens Church held in the 1st grade class room.